Open Source software

7 Easy Photoshop Tricks you can do with GIMP software (for Free!)

A tutorial to teach you how to use GIMP, an open source alternative to Photoshop, and 7 Photoshop tricks that you can do for free in GIMP!

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Save the World with your PC: Distributed Computing at Home

Distributed computing is when many computers work together to resolve difficult problems or calculations, becoming a sort of virtual supercomputer. These projects are organized and managed all over the world by scientists, mathematicians and professors, but even you can contribute directly to their success!

How to Install and Try WordPress on your Home Computer

If you’ve never used WordPress or even the free / hosted version on WordPress.com, you might have no idea what it really means to “be on WordPress” – how the interface works, what you’ll need to do with your server, and if you’re really going to like it. Luckily, there’s a way you can play with WordPress on your own computer, without having to buy or commit to anything!

Getting Involved in Open Source Software

Here’s a presentation I gave at the Girl Geek Dinners in Milan on October 24, 2008, with Bruna Gardella. There’s a version in Italian, too. Some highlights from the presentation: What is Open Source (OS) Why Open Source Open Source in the world The Girl Geek and the Open Source World How to Contribute Appendix A: Some Open Source Alternatives for Proprietary Software Open Source and the Girl Geek (English)http://static.slideshare.net/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=ggdosmasterenglish-1231708985747496-2&stripped_title=open-source-and-the-girl-geek-presentation View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: software geek)